Affliction Warlock DPS Vault of the Incarnates Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.1
On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Affliction Warlock for each boss of the following raid: Vault of the Incarnates. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.1.
Disclaimer: The below information is based on Beta testing; as such, some mechanics may change on the Live version. This page will be continuously updated to reflect any alteration that may occur.
In this section, you will find information for each boss in Vault of the Incarnates as a Affliction Warlock. These are not complete encounter guides but provide specific tips for any Affliction Warlock on each boss.
Affliction Warlock Talents in Vault of the Incarnates
Listed below is the default talent setup recommended for the raid. However, if a boss requires a substantially different setup, it will be mentioned in the respective section.
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The standard talent configuration listed at the top of this page is suggested.
Two phases boss with some cleave and a single target burst requirement.
Shadowfury can be used to stun the adds after they spawn.
Demonic Circle can also be used to trivialize some movements and to move outside of the ring of fire in phase 2.
For more information, please refer to our Eranog guide.
A pure single target-oriented build is suggested:
Single target encounter.
Warlock innate passive damage mitigation and abilities like Dark Pact and Unending Resolve can be used for great effect during damage events such as Rock Blast.
Make sure to have preplaced Demonic Gateway to assist with the movement requirement of Resonating Annihilation.
For more information, please refer to our Terros guide.
The Primal Council
Sustained cleave build is suggested:
Council fight with a single phase and four targets.
Dark Pact and/or Unending Resolve can be used when soaking Meteor Axes to mitigate the damage.
Touch the pool of fire once when you have 5 stacks of the debuff during Primal Blizzard.
Sennarth, the Cold Breath
A primarily single target build with Wrath of Consumption is suggested.
Two phases single target boss with frequent adds.
Demonic Circle can nullify both Gossamer Burst and Repelling Burst when timed correctly.
Generally, try to keep Unstable Affliction on the boss and tag adds with Agony to gain additional resources. Drain Soul should also be used to snipe shards.
In phase two, Affliction has no real AoE burst to handle Suffocating Webs, but simply tagging them will trigger Soul Flame.
Due to frequent adds spawning there is opportunity for extremely high uptime on Wrath of Consumption.
Opt out of Soul Flame in favour of Inevitable Demise.
Single phase boss with multiple adds.
Demonic Circle can trivialise Cyclone mechanic.
Dark Pact and eventually Unending Resolve can mitigate Conductive Mark damage.
For more information, please refer to our DatheaAscended guide.
A primarily single target build with Soul Rot and Inevitable Demise cleave is suggested.
Two phases single target encounter with occasional adds.
Use Dark Pact and Unending Resolve to mitigate Absolute Zero if required.
Pool resources for when the boss will hit phase 2 at 66% and 33% of HP when 2 elemental will spawn and need to be burned down as quickly as possible.
For more information, please refer to our Kurog Grimtotem guide.
A more cleave oriented version of the baseline build, opting for Soul Rot and Inevitable Demise:
Single phase encounter with few adds present for most of the encounter.
Dark Pact and Unending Resolve can mitigate the damage of Greatstaff of the Broodkeeper or Clutchwatcher's Rage when cracking open multiple eggs.
Icy Shroud movement penalty can be bypassed by both Burning Rush and Demonic Circle particularly when used with Soulburn. Mortal Coil can be used to help lower the healing absorption.
For more information, please refer to our Broodkeeper Diurna guide.
Raszageth the Storm-Eater
A single target build with Sow the Seeds to handle intermission adds is suggested.
Three-phase single target boss with some adds during the two Intermissions.
Demonic Circle can solve lot of movement requirements in the fight, such as Hurricane Wing and Static Charge.
While cooldown management can vary between different groups due to total raid DPS, it is important to pool resources for Focused Charge at the beginning of phase 2.
Cycling defensive cooldowns will help alleviate the pressure on healers so make good use of Dark Pact, Unending Resolve and consider even spending a Soulburn on Healthstone or Drain Life in a dire situation.
Proactively placing a Demonic Gateway can trivialise Magnetic Charge in the last phase, especially during dangerous overlaps with Lightning Breath.
For more information, please refer to our Raszageth the Storm-Eater guide.
- 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
- 20 Mar. 2023: Talents updated for Patch 10.0.7.
- 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
- 24 Dec. 2022: Updated talent suggestions.
- 11 Dec. 2022: Page added.
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